A factory floor was first investigated to verify whether the floor slab is on pile or on ground. Then the load test was conducted to justify the load carrying capacity. Oil barrels were used as load application and placed on the test are by forklifts. Load magnitude per agreement was taken to be equivalent […]
RE conducted a load test on a ground slab in a factory on Suksawat road, Samut Prakan. In the design point of view, a ground slab is normally designed using the linear spring distribution support assumption. However, in reality, a ground slab often experiences nonlinear behavior. The slab on ground load test project was deemed necessary when there was a plan for new production line machines to be installed.
The roof structure of a meeting room was insufficient for a new ceiling load requirement according to the FEM analysis. Thus, strengthening solution was provided, and a load test was carried out to verify the safety of the structure as this is a very important meeting room of an international organization.
Structural renovation has become more and more common in recent years. Due to the high concentration in urban areas, most land has already been occupied by existing structures which later on may be renovated for different uses. However, due to deterioration over time or lack of maintenance, many existing structures may not be in a good condition for renovation which can then raise safety concerns. Thus, a load test is deemed necessary.